Colin Gilmore is working on a new album. You can help him finish it!
Hello friends! It’s true, I am in the process of making my 3rd album, and we’re shooting for releasing it in the Spring. I’ve been hard at work on the album for a while now, writing, recording, playing, innovating and collaborating. It’s going to be a good one. And we've only got 60 days to raise the funds!
With Rob Seidenberg (formerly of Mammoth Records) and Tim Bennett co-producing, I’ve been spending a ton of time in Chicago and Austin (my home) cutting these tracks. And in the process I’ve brought in some incredible musicians from both cities. It’s paying off, and we’ve come a long way but there’s still a lot to be done. I made a conscious decision that I wasn’t going to settle for a second-rate product just because I didn’t have proper funding.
My fund-raising goal is $10,000.
If I am able to raise this in 60 days, we’ll be able to finish the album and make it sound the way it should. With Kickstarter, it’s all or nothing, so we have to meet the minimum goal of $10,000 in order to receive any of YOUR generous contributions. Kickstarter is a fan–funded, word-of-mouth platform. So tell a friend and help spread the good word!
With adequate funding, I’ll be able to pay for expenses like:
What you’ll get: You can pledge as little as a dollar, and you can pledge as much as you like. There’s a range of rewards (see column on right for details); everything from a pre-release download of the CD to a concert at your house.
A few of the many talented people who are playing on this album include: Tim and Jason Bennett, Billy Crompton, Rob Seidenberg, Amanda Shires, Jared Hall, Will Taylor, (Tony Scalzo, Joey Shuffield and Cory Glaeser of Fastball), Matt Winegardener, Kris Nelson, Will Sexton, Andre Moran, Sally Allen, Julia Klee, and many more.
Being an independent artist is a blessing and I couldn’t do it without your help. Any amount you can give, no matter how small, will help us bring this album to life. Thanks so much for helping me and my team make it happen!
Risks and challenges Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
With making an album a lot is involved, so the main risk is not getting the album done by the target date (March). But luckily, we've already recorded and done most of the mixing of 7 songs, which are strong on their own. Getting the rest of the songs recorded, mixed and mastered is well within our power. We have a graphic designer lined up to do our CD art, poster and T-shirts as well.
The team we have set up will be critical in getting the rewards in all the backer's hands in time.
Have a question? If the info above doesn't help, you can ask the project creator directly.
seconds to go
Pledge $1 or moreYou selected
Our sincere appreciation! Every bit helps.Estimated delivery:
Pledge $10 or moreYou selected
Backers will receive a digital download of the albumEstimated delivery:
Pledge $20 or moreYou selected
Backers will receive an autographed physical copy of the CD, plus digital download.Estimated delivery:Add $5 USD to ship outside the US
Pledge $35 or moreYou selected
You'll receive all of the rewards listed above, plus a poster (signed upon request), and a personalized thank you note.Estimated delivery:Add $10 USD to ship outside the US
Pledge $60 or moreYou selected
All of the rewards listed above, a T-shirt (signed upon request), and a personalized thank you note.Estimated delivery:Add $15 USD to ship outside the US
Pledge $100 or moreYou selected
All of the above, plus Colin will send handwritten lyrics for two songs (your choice) and some poetry written while on tour.Estimated delivery:Add $15 USD to ship outside the US
Pledge $125 or moreYou selected
For those with kids in the 4-7 age range (or kids at heart), Colin and his uncle Mark Gilmore wrote a little book called "The Drog and the Sweater" based on one of Mark's creatures he invented. We'll send you a digital download of the book, plus all of the prizes mentioned above.Estimated delivery:Add $15 USD to ship outside the US
Pledge $150 or moreYou selected
All of the above, plus the band will send you postcards from 3 towns on their tour, plus several tour pictures and a copy of Colin's last album "Goodnight Lane."Estimated delivery:Add $15 USD to ship outside the US
Pledge $200 or moreYou selected
3 backers Limited (7 left of 10)
All of the above, plus 2 spots on guest list for CD release shows, a picture with you and the band at the show. Colin and the band will also play a song for you over SKYPE.Estimated delivery:Add $15 USD to ship outside the US
Pledge $300 or moreYou selected
2 backers Limited (8 left of 10)
All of the above, plus a "thank you" in the CD liner notes.Estimated delivery:Add $15 USD to ship outside the US
Pledge $800 or moreYou selected
0 backers Limited (10 left of 10)
All of the above, plus Colin will perform a solo or duet concert at your house! If the show is outside of Austin or Chicago, airfare and lodging must be provided, (unless the show is on the tour route).Estimated delivery:Ships within the US only
Pledge $1,000 or moreYou selected
0 backers Limited (3 left of 3)
You will receive a CD, poster, T-shirt, handwritten lyrics, poetry, tour pics, postcard, and Executive Producer credit on the album.Estimated delivery:Add $15 USD to ship outside the US
Pledge $1,200 or moreYou selected
1 backer Limited (9 left of 10)
Backers will receive all of the above (minus exec producer credit) plus a full-band house concert! If concert is outside of Austin or Chicago, airfare and lodging must be provided (unless the show is on tour route). In some cases, tour can be arranged around the house concert and airfare will be waved.Estimated delivery:Ships within the US only
Pledge $2,200 or moreYou selected
0 backers Limited (3 left of 3)
All backers will receive all of the above, including a full-band house concert AND Executive Producer credit on album. (see above reward for house concert specifics)Estimated delivery:Ships within the US only
- (60 days)